WAFA SC put on a show to edge Hearts Oak 3-2 at the Sogakope Park in arguably the biggest game of the round on Sunday.
The hosts started the match on the front foot and were asking all the questions in the opening ten minutes.
Their efforts was rewarded in the 12th minute through Jamal Haruna who rounded up goalkeeper Ayi and then fired into the roof from an acute angle with his right foot.
The Phobians grabbed the initiative from then onwards and began to dominate play with youngster Abdul Manaf Umar coming close to leveling on two occasions.
The equalizer finally came in the 30th minute, Fatawu Mohammed scooped over goakeeper Sabi Acquah to restore parity.
Daniel Lomotey took advantage of a defensive error by centre back Benjamin Agyare to put the Academy boys back in front in the second half.
Before defender Bortey Acquaye extended WAFA’s lead with a powerful diving header.
Christopher Bonney reduced the deficit for Hearts of Oak from the spot in the 78th minute after Joseph Esso was whacked down inside the box.
The Phobians mounted a late charge to snatch a point but a resolute WAFA defense ensured the three points stayed in Sogakope.